NativeAdVantage 10-Q2BA:

(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?

Featured NativeAdVantage:

Andy Weir: Author of "The Martian"

John Philipson: VP, Six Senses Resorts

Tom Sito: Chair of Animation, USC Film School

Elizabeth Wynn: Broker, Sotheby's RE

Leonard Greenhalgh: Professor, Tuck-Darmouth)

Ryan Blair: NY Times Best Selling Author/Entrepreneur


Featured NativeAdVice:

Shai Reshef: Founder of University of the People

Paul D'Arcy: SVP of Indeed

Susan Hatje: GM of Mandarin Oriental, NY

Dan Laufer: Co-Founder of RentLingo

Hilary Laney: President of Tri-Digital

Greg Marsh: Co-Founder of onefinestay

Omar Qari: Co-Founder of Abacus

Gabriell Weinberg: Founder of DuckDuckGo

Stacy Rauen: E-I-C of Hospitality Design Mag

Jon Gray: CRO of HomeAway

Joe Speiser: Co-Founder of

Ben McKean: Co-Founder of HungryRoot

John Boiler: Founder/CEO of 72andSunny

Wayne Pacelle: CEO of The Humane Society of the US

Tom Guay: GM at The Sagamore Resort

Dr. Alejandro Junger: Founder of The Clean Program

Rob Flaherty: CEO of Ketchum

Neil Thanedar: Founder/CEO of LabDoor

Andy Grinsfelder: VP of Sales/Marketing, Delaware North Resorts

Laura Frerer-Schmidt: VP/Publisher of Women's Health

Avi Steinlauf: CEO of

Kathy Bloomgarden: CEO of Ruder Finn

Gabriel Flateman: Co-Founder/CTO of Casper

Mark Bartels: CEO of StumbleUpon

Bill Hagelstein: President/CEO of RPA

Adam Singolda: Founder/CEO of Taboola

Jonathan Plutzik: Proprietor of The Betsy-South Beach

Jessica Scorpio: Founder/VP of Marketing at GetAround

Ralph McRae: CEO of Leading Brands

Warren Berger: Bestselling Author

Liz Kaplow: Founder/CEO of Kaplow Communications

Dave Girouard: Founder/CEO of UpStart

Dave Asprey: Founder of BullectProof Executive

Douglas C. Smith: President of EDSA

Val Difebo: CEO of Deutsch NY

Guido Polito: CEO of Baglioni Hotels

Doyle Graham, Jr.: CEO of Valencia Group

Oscar Farinetti: Founder of Eataly

Angelo Sotira: CEO of DeviantART

Ali Khwaja: CFO of Safecharge

Zach Erdem: Proprietor of 75 Main

Jim Beley: GM of The Umstead Hotel

Alexis Gelburd-Kimler: Proprietor of West Bridge

Elie Georges: Proprietor of Hotel San Regis

Kalen Caughey: Founder o VOKE Tab

Michael Friedenberg: CEO of IDG

Donna Karan: Founder of DKNY

Edward Nardoza: Editor-in-Chief of WWD

Scott Dadich: Editor-in-Chief of Wired

Rhona Murphy: Former CEO of The Daily Beast

David J. Pecker: CEO of American Media

Lilian Roten: VP of Swissotel Hotels

Kenny Dichter: Founder/CEO of Wheels Up

Joshua Tetrick: Founder/CEO of Hampton Creek

Paul James: Global Brand Leader of The Luxury Collection

Dr. James Wagner: President of Emory University

Amy Thompson: President of ATM Artists & Management

Neil Gillis: President of Round Hill Music

Brett Matteson: President of Columbia Hospitality

Jonathan Reckford: CEO of Habitat For Humanity

Phil Harrison: President/CEO of Perkins+Will

Chef Bill Telepan

Tony Horton: Founder of P90X

Beth Weissenberger: Co-Founder of The Handel Group

Michael Fertik: Founder/CEO of

Dana Cowin: Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine

Bob Proctor: Chairman of Proctor/Gallagher Institute

Dennis Turcinovic: Owner of Delmonicos

Vittorio Assaf: Co-Founder of Serafina Restaurant Group

Shafqat Islam: Co-Founder of Newscred

Matt Williams: CEO of The Martin Agency

Bruce Rogers: Executive Chef at Hale & Hearty

Caleb Merkl: Co-Founder of Maple

Candy Argondizza: VP of Culinary at ICC

Neil Sazant: President of The Sagamore

Matt Straz: Founder/CEO of Namely

Terry Couglin: Managing Partner of Marta/Maialino

Andrei Cherny: Co-Founder/CEO of Aspiration

Ronen Nissenbaum: Managing Director of Waldorf Astoria NY

Patrick Godfrey: President of Godfrey Q

Sarah Berman: Founder/President of The Berman Group

Michael Schwartz: Owner of Genuine Hospitality Group

Stephan Aarstol: Founder/CEO of Tower Paddle Boards

Peter Shaindlin: COO of Halekulani Corp.

August Cardona: Founder/CEO of Epicurean Group

Nick Kenner: Co-Founder of Just Salad

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Emma Kane: Co-CEO, Porta Communications & CEO, Newgate + Redleaf

Emma Kane is Joint CEO of Porta Communications and Chief Executive of both Newgate and Redleaf (who will integrate with, and rebrand as, Newgate Communications in November 2018) in the UK. She has over 30 years of communications’ experience gained working both in agencies and in-house. She founded Redleaf Communications in January 2000 and, in 2010, acquired and successfully integrated Polhill, a leading financial services PR agency.  Redleaf became part of Porta Communications in May 2014. Emma specialises in strategic communications, crisis management and financial PR.  She is also the Chairman of the Barbican Centre Trust, Chairman of Target Ovarian Cancer, and a trustee of Nightingale Hammerson.  She was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in 2017.

What do you love most about Your City?

It is cosmopolitan, the cultural variety is spectacular and is world-class, it is beautiful full of fabulous architecture and green spaces, it is steeped in history, it’s full of surprises and I feel safe and inspired by it.  It is also in the best time zone between East and West which makes it a perfect place to live and run an international business.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

Poached eggs on wholemeal or sourdough toast with freshly ground black pepper at The Rosewood Hotel in Holborn – the perfect start to the day.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – I’m up and out of the shower, listening to BBC Radio 4, checking on overnight messages from my daughter in New York, seeing if anyone’s found my Twitter and Instagram posts of interest, reading the news headlines online, and thinking about walking to work which inevitably I find a reason why I need to get there earlier so can’t – the best reason is always that I often start the day talking to my Joint-CEO who is based in Australia, a great kick start

10:00 AM – Meeting colleagues or clients – the days are packed with conversations and exciting challenges on how to help people tell their stories or protect their reputations.

12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal?

I adore the restaurant Spring in Somerset House which has the most delicious clean meals that are seasonal and sensational – I love everything except raw tomatoes.

7:00 PM - I’m probably in mid spin in the office revolving doors heading off to a work event, dinner, concert… it’s a rare treat to be heading home if it is a weekday.

11:00 PM - I am almost certainly in bed, turning off the TV after Newsnight and am doing some of my best thinking – my husband is asleep, the mobile is quiet, the emails have subsided and I’m thinking and planning and getting excited about the challenges I’ll be facing in the day ahead.  I will be working for the next 30 minutes before reading – often poetry or a short story by someone such as Steffan Zweig on a weekday.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

I don’t drink any alcohol - I’ll drink black coffee or green tea during the day (but I don’t need it), nowhere near enough water and I love to have a Seedlip (Garden 108) and Fevertree Tonic every evening.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

Most used App is Paprika – our timesheets system for everything we do in our business – the data is integral to running a successful business

Favourite Instagram Account  @emmavkane – it might be strange to choose my own but it is a collection of favourite moments and people and is a very happy space

What should everyone try at least once?

Spending  a day doing charitable work – once a year.  It’s great for the soul.  I give all my colleagues an extra day a year to go and do something charitable.  I think we have a duty to give back to those who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

The Barbican – two art galleries, a concert hall, a spectacular and enormous conservatory, cinemas, two theatres, incredible planted walkways, restaurants, lakes – it is my spiritual home and a cultural oasis in the heart of the City of London.  I am also the Chairman of the Barbican Centre Trust so I love continually losing myself while experiencing one of the thousands of events they have each year there